Everton Books - Joker in the Pack
|Joker in the Pack|
|The Ernie Hunt Story
Chris Westcott, 2004.
Tempus Publishing; (192 pages) ISBN: 0752432710
This is the life story of Ernie Hunt, footballer for Swindon Town, Coventry City, and Everton, told through his own recollections and through tributes from those who knew him best.
Christened Roger Patrick Hunt, Hunt changed his name to Ernie when he left school in the 1950s. "It had nothing to do with avoiding confusion with Liverpool's Roger Hunt," he explained. "I went round with my dad, Ernie, quite a bit. He used to ride a bike for a local speedway team and I was the mascot. All his mates used to say 'Here comes little Ernie' or 'Young Ernie' and it stuck."
Famous more for his celebrated donkey kick goal against Everton in October 1970 - witnessed by 11million Match of the Day viewers - as his six month stint with the Blues, he is still remembered fondly by his former Goodison team-mates.
Price: £20.00 Published: September 2004